What is ‘Britishness’ in the Twenty-First Century?

Charterhouse is a partner school of the Aldridge Foundation, a relationship which we cherish and which includes interaction between staff and pupils, particularly at the Kensington Aldridge Academy in London, where we have previously shared valuable professional development workshops for teachers and senior leaders. On Thursday 16th March, Charterhouse hosted the inaugural conference for Lower…

House Charities Week

The first annual School Charities Week is a huge success, raising over £17,000!

Lent detox

For Lent I have decided to remove coffee from my daily routine. This is because I am aware that I have become dependent on having my daily coffee before hashes to ensure that I didn’t fall asleep. However, because of this constant coffee intake I began to feel jittery and but also became dependent on…

Swimming successes

The U18 Waterpolo ESSA final and The Bath Cup were held at the London Aquatics Centre last week, and many of our top swim/polo boys and girls were involved. Both days were drama packed and there were some outstanding performances which were testament to their hard work in training. For the ESSA National Bowls final the boys took…

£30,000 raised for Mellon Educate charity

Last Saturday saw the arrival of the much-anticipated Parent’s Charity Dinner. The event, organised by a team of three second-year specialists, Giovanni, Aish and Nick, managed to raise a “record-breaking £30,000 in revenue, thanks to the generosity of the 95 parents who attended”. According to Giovanni, head of the charities committee, “the money is in…

Victorious Carthusians at Lacrosse Nationals!

Last weekend, the Charterhouse lacrosse team took part in the Nationals at Surrey Sports Park. Despite a wet and drizzly start, the depletion of a goalie on Friday and despite losing a couple of games, we did not lose our fighting spirit! Friday was a tough day as we were drawn into a difficult division,…

Overlooked at the Oscars 2017

Last month’s Oscars opened new frontiers for Hollywood. Moonlight was the first film to win Best Picture featuring an all-black cast, and Casey Affleck was controversially voted Best Supporting Actor, despite there being numerous harassment claims against him. That wasn’t all. There was more debacle as prior to the Best Picture announcement La La Land…

School Charity in the first half of LQ

Charity in the first half of LQ: This month was all about Valentine’s Day! To support the incredible Kay Mason Foundation we came up with two activities to kick off the new term. Going around our houses we collected orders for roses, teddy bears and cupcakes that would be delivered on the last day before…

Mike Sani speaks at Charterhouse

  Charterhouse pupils were privileged to hear from Mike Sani, founder of Bite The Ballot, on Wednesday 1st March. Bite The Ballot is a social enterprise which campaigns for greater democratic engagement amongst young people, and which has successfully led major ‘voter registrations drives’ and achieved changes to UK law. As its founder, Mike has…